Millions of students across our nation and the world will be gathering at their schools and universities for prayer, worship, and fellowship tomorrow. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 will mark the twenty-ninth year of See You at the Pole, a now-global movement that sees students plan gatherings that include worship, scripture reading, and group prayer in front of their schools.
See You at the Pole was started by a youth group in Burleson, Texas in 1990, and the first event later that year drew more than 45,000 students across four states. Now, there are approximately 100 church denominations, nonprofits, and organizations that promote, endorse, and support See You at the Pole, but it is the students at each school who initiate and lead this event every year. According to their website, See You at the Pole “is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.” This week has also been designated The Global Week of Student Prayer, during which public, private, and homeschool students are encouraged to join in prayer at their own unique time and place.
There are countless resources on See You at the Pole’s website about promoting and planning an event, and how you and your family can share about your local school’s event. Hundreds of schools across North Carolina will be holding prayer rallies tomorrow morning, and there is even a campus prayer app available to those who are looking for a See You at the Pole event at their school.
Be sure to check out NC Family’s recent video on religious rights in schools! NC Family President John L. Rustin shares how students do not have to park their religion at the classroom door.